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Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Techie Alert

Does anyone know how I can futz with my template to show the cover of the book I'm reading? If you look stage right, you'll see that my initial efforts, well, suck.

I wouldn't mind having a lovely new photo header that's not straight out of Blogger Help, too, but I'm thinking baby steps are the order of the day here.

I thank you in advance.


At 10:39 PM, Blogger No name said...

About what you're currently have a couple of options:
Right click on my blog, go to View Source and check out my HTML. Right above where I have all of my links, you'll find the code I used to show what I'm reading. However, I have my book cover picture hosted with Flickr (same with my profile picture).

If you go to tb's blog (Soul Gardening, as you know) the code there is similar but source of the image of the book cover has me a bit baffled. I don't know how tb found it. You may want to ask.

Failing these two things, email me at hotdiggitydoggie[AT]shaw[DOT]ca and I'll reply with the code.

Good luck! :o)

At 12:34 AM, Blogger Ditsy Chick said...

I do the flickr thing...for photos. I copy the picture from the web into a paint file and then upload back to flickr. Not very elegant, but it works.

At 8:05 AM, Blogger The Gradual Gardener said...

I don't understand html at all, but if you want I'll email you my template. It has the photo at the top, but as for stuff in the side column...I have no idea.

At 9:23 AM, Blogger Elizabeth said...

I'm also trying to figure out how to do this. And how to add a second line to my title (like where you have Who you callin' a bitch). I like the design and color of the template I chose, but it doesn't have the code for the second line in the title. Anybody have it? Thanks!

I found you through a comment you left on, um, somebody's site, and I mentioned you in a post on my site. So, hi.

At 9:55 AM, Blogger Arabella said...

The comments above were, no doubt, accurate and well-written. Unfortunately, here is what I heard in my head when I read them:

"Meowmeowmeowmeowmeowmeowmeowmeowmeowmeowmeowmeowmeowmeowmeow. Meow. Meow. Meow, meow."

I have absolutely no idea how to do any of this stuff, but would love to learn. Maybe we can have an hour or so of tip-exchanging at B-List Blog Chicks '06 and then go and eat.

At 10:20 AM, Blogger Mrs. Harridan said...

Arabella, I am peeing in my pants after reading that.

GG, thank you for the kind offer ... I may take you up on that.

Tigerlily & Denice, I think I have the code right (I stole the html from Mama_Tulip before she redesigned (sorry Mama_Tulip!), and I think it's the photo hosting that is my trouble. I'll try having the html point to Flickr. Thanks!

You guys rock!

Elizabeth, thank you for the link! I'm excited to read your blog and catch up on your posts. So far, I know more about Taco Bell's "refried beans" than I really want to. ;)

At 11:07 AM, Blogger Tink said...

I can't even get my VCR to stop blinking... Or the remote to the TV to function without ramming it against the floor several times... Or my un-spillable coffee mug from puking on me every time I go to take a drink.

I'm pathetic and can't help you. But I'll be your cheerleader.

At 11:52 AM, Blogger Mignon said...

Tink, I'm with you on the puking travel mugs. I feel like I've got a permanent brown smudge on the bridge of my nose from my "overly excited" coffee cup.

Mrs. H, nancy sent me the code for pasting a photo under the title, but I messed with it a little on my site and now it's all screwed up. Also, GG's daughter is a wiz, and wicked smaht to boot. She'll fix you up good with the photo.

Arabella, you are a doll for making me laugh this morning. Thankyouthankyouthankyou.

At 12:01 PM, Anonymous TB said...

Sorry I am of no help. Typepad does all of that for me as I am tech-stupid.

Your poor kitty. J and I were just taking about whether it's worth it to get our cats' teeth cleaned as the vet has recommended and we decided that cats have been around for thousands of years and it's only been in the last 10 that anyone has been concerned about tartar on their teeth.

At 2:38 PM, Blogger Mrs. Harridan said...

TB, it was molto expensive, but with tooth breakage you gotta get in there and clean out the germs. The vet gave me stuff to put on her teeth that is supposed to keep them from getting tartary again, otherwise they'll be back to what they were in 2 months' time. Or you can brush their teeth (collapses on floor laughing).

Tink, thanks for the laugh. :)

Mignon, I will tinker a bit and then go to plan B: Tigerily and GG's daughter.

At 3:45 PM, Blogger mama_tulip said...

Hey, it's all good. I'm not ashamed to admit that I don't know how to do it at all, and that my techno-geek/computer savvy husband does it for me. I don't think it's terribly difficult at all and if you would like me to ask my husband, I can come back here with simple, step-by-step instructions. And yes, they will be simple, and yes, they will be step-by-step, because he writes computer walk-throughs for a living.

At 3:49 PM, Blogger Mrs. Harridan said...

Mama_Tulip, you are too good to me. I have tried using Tigerlily's code (thanks, TL!) and that was helpful. I think I am doing something wrong with the image hosting on Flickr, because my image code doesn't end with .jpg. If there is a quick fix for this, please advise ... if not, I will hit your husband up for step-by-step instructions.

I may hit my own web-developing husband up for this, too ... he's the one who added my photo on this template.

Thanks, all!

At 4:21 PM, Blogger Arabella said...

Right now, next to the red x under "What I'm reading" is text that says "Things That Never Happen."

I thought you were making a joke about how impossible it is to post a photo of the book you're reading, and then I clicked on the link and realized that that is actually the TITLE of the book you're reading.

Meowmeowmeow. Like I said.

Is it Saturday yet???

At 4:43 PM, Blogger mama_tulip said...

LOL Arabella!!

Unfortunately I cannot advise, seeing as this is subject matter that falls outside of my field of knowledge, which is DIAPER CHANGING, BOTTLE HEATING AND ALPHABET-SONG SINGING. But as soon as I can get him to, I'll direct him to this comment section so my husband can list it out for you. :)

At 4:58 PM, Blogger Mrs. Harridan said...

Oh, Mama_Tulip, we all know that you have a lot more in your field of expertise than that!

Nonetheless, I am grateful. Keep on truckin' with your alphabet song. w00t!

At 8:03 PM, Blogger mama_tulip said...

Okay, I had Dave email you through your Blogger profile. I hope it helps!

At 12:07 AM, Blogger wordgirl said...

I want to learn, too. I'm reading all the time.


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